Brazilian socialist PDT presidential candidate Ciro Gomes said he would quit politics if neo-liberal and Trump-wannabe candidate Jair Bolsonaro won the election.
Ciro Gomes participated in an interview promoted by the newspaper O Globo, Valor Econômico and Época Magazine on Tuesday for about 2 hours.
Responding to his reaction to Bolsonaro’s possible victory, Ciro Gomes said good luck to him and that he would leave politics.
“I’m going to wish him good luck, greet him for the privilege and then I’m going to cry, I’m out of politics, my reason for being in politics is to trust the Brazilian people,” he said.
The chairman also commented on his differences with the PT candidate, stating that Fernando Haddad would be a “new Dilma” in the Presidency.
“Brazil cannot stand having another Dilma – in this sense a person assuming the position because it is indicated by Lula. We cannot have another president by proxy,” he said, referring to how Dilma became the president at Lula’s instruction after his ousting.
Ibope released a new voter poll on Tuesday (11), pointing to an increase of candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), which reaches 26%. In the simulation for the second round, however, he only wins from Fernando Haddad (PT).
Meanwhile, according to the latest Ibope study, Bolsonaro has a 26% approval rating, referring to the institute’s latest research. Ciro Gomes (PDT) appears second with 11%, followed by Marina Silva (Network) 9%, Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB) with 9% and Fernando Haddad (PT) with 8%.
Here is the complete result announced by Ibope:
Jair Bolsonaro (PSL): 26%
Ciro Gomes (PDT): 11%
Marina Silva (Network): 9%
Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB): 9%
Fernando Haddad (PT): 8%
Alvaro Dias (We can): 3%
João Amoêdo (New): 3%
Henrique Meirelles (MDB): 3%
Vera (PSTU): 1%
Cape Daciolo (Patriot): 1%
Guilherme Boulos (PSOL): 0%
João Goulart Filho (PPL):%
Eymael (DC): 0%
White / Null: 19%
Do not know / did not answer: 7%
The poll approached 2,002 voters between the 8th and 10th of September. The margin of error is 2% for more or less. Considering this margin, Ciro, Marina, Alckmin and Haddad are technically tied for second place.
Bolsonaro has the backing of the powerful Evangelical Christian minority in Brazil and fashions himself as Brazil’s Trump. Meanwhile, Ciro Gomes is lambasted as a “communist” by the Evangelical minority for wanting to increase tax for the rich and less for the poor. Meanwhile, it is expected that Brazil’s vast natural wealth will be privatized if he is to come to power.